Garlic

When leaf growth begins, usually March, apply a foliar application of one tablespoon Liquid Seal Weed mixed with one tablespoon Liquid Fish Emulsion per one gallon of water with a hand pump sprayer, every two weeks until about May 15. This is the end of fertilization. The bulbs are now forming and more fertilization is detrimental. Garlic needs about 1 inch of water per week throughout the growing season. Cease all water about June 1st. This will allow the bulbs to form better and harvest more easily. Keep weeds under control, as garlic does not compete well with weeds. Harvest after leaf die back begins and five green leaves remain on the plant, in approximately mid-June. Varieties mature at different rates due to genetic make up and weather conditions. Harvest time is a judgment call. Do not wait too long or the bulbs will begin to separate in the ground. Dig the garlic carefully. Do not pull the stalk or it will separate from the bulb. Gently brush off most of the dirt. Do not wash. Handle the bulbs with care, as they bruise easily. Move the harvested bulbs out of the sun right away. Tie in bundles of 6 to 10 and hang to cure in a shaded, dry, well-ventilated shed or garage. Leave hanging for 4 to 6 weeks. (Fans will help the drying process immensely.). After thoroughly drying, trim off the roots and cut off the stalks about 1 inch above the bulb. Store in net bags. For optimum storage, hang in an area with 45 to 55 percent humidity, at a temperature of 50 to 70 degrees. Do not refrigerate. At all stages, handle the garlic carefully. It is alive. Bruise it and it won’t keep. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot ship garlic outside the U.S.

 

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Chesnok Red Garlic (1/2 lb)
GB116
$18.00
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Chesnok Red Garlic - A hardneck garlic with award-winning flavor and stunning pink striped bulbs! This may be one of the prettiest varieties around, but it is the creamy, sweet caramelized flavor that makes Chesnok Red a favorite of gourmands. And gardeners can appreciate the ease of growing and incredibly long storage life! Expect about 8-20 cloves/ bulb. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.

Dubna Standard (1/2 lb)
GB120
$17.00
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This hardneck, marbled purple stripe also comes to Baker Creek Seeds from Dr Jeff Nekola of the University of New Mexico, who shared over 300 varieties with us in 2013. According to Dr. Nekola, the variety was collected in Dubna, Russia by Edward Spaans of The Stinking Rose Farm in Grand Rapids MI. The large to jumbo-sized bulbs have 5 to 6 big outer cloves and a lovely purple blush on the outer wrappers. The variety makes great scapes also and being a late-maturing variety it will work well for extending your scape harvesting season. Sharp, hot garlic flavor and a good shelf-life. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Elephant (1/2 lb)
GB142
$18.00
Rating:
100%
Limited quantity! ( Allium ampeloprasum) Actually a leek, not a true garlic, but of immense utility nonetheless. Super-large bulbs can easily exceed a half-pound, are comprised of a few very plump cloves. The flavor is all garlic! The gigantic cloves peel easily, giving you a lot of garlic in a hurry. Very useful for large recipes, pickles, etc. An old favorite! Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Kay's Backyard Garlic (1/2 LB)
GB105
$18.00
Rating:
91%

Garlic can be shipped to U.S. customers only except northern Idaho. (Softneck) Very Rare. This is a big, pearly-pink Artichoke variety that was found growing in an old Santa Fe garden in 1998. It originally had very small cloves the size of sunflower seeds and it is now our biggest softneck garlic. We have sent it to growers across the country and it seems to grow well in both coastal and cold regions – grower Paul Parma in Southern California said he'd never seen a garlic so huge. It has a rich, classic Italian flavor. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.

Music Garlic (1/2 lb)
GB101
$18.00
Rating:
93%
(Hardneck) Beautiful white skinned with a hint of pink Porcelain garlic, very productive with an excellent keeping ability. Well adapted to colder regions. Originally from Italy, then brought to Canada in the 1980s. Cloves are very large making it a favorite among chefs. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Russian Red Garlic (1/2 lb)
GB117
$18.00
Rating:
80%
"Russian Red Garlic- A rocambole hardneck garlic that has been thriving in the Pacific Northwest for generations. Originally introduced from Russia, the red- striped variety boasts impressive cold hardiness. A beloved favorite for its pungent flavor and great storage quality. Expect 8-15 cloves per bulb. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another."
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